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  1. Wendy

    Porsche Cayman question.

    Thanks Dan. Hoped you would pass on your thoughts. Will give more 2.7's a drive and work harder on the rev's. Was perhaps being too considerate of the car especially as was a private sale ! Was hoping to go today but is foul weather here and would prefer dry roads for a test drive.
  2. Wendy

    Porsche Cayman question.

    Hi all. I am looking to purchase a Porsche Cayman. Somewhat bewildered by it all to say the least. I have done my homework, rang Porsche dealerships x 2, a Porsche specialist x 3. Checked likely issues old, current and possible even likely ones. Checked running costs, servicing etc. Been advised best one is 2.7 987 gen 2. Late 2007 on have no IMS issues. So..........after driving many miles.......... Driven a 3.4 2007 manual. Quite amazing and loved it. Just this was not the right car, other issues. Besides aware of IMS Issues (new engine !! ) and Bore Scoring from being driven hard when cold on 3.4's. Then a 2.7 late 2007. Drove one 3 weeks after the 3.4. Of course it was not the same in the way it led into action. But also much slower to get any punchy power out of it and then a struggle. I gathered from the owner it needed to be in 3.5 to 4000 revs to get it to work. I was at least expecting to be able to overtake at ease. Does anyone own a 2.7 Cayman, manual, non turbo who might give me their thoughts. Or anyone with good knowledge of the Cayman please. I am not too techie but have a 2005 350z no mods except Japspeed exhaust and Corrado VR6 with Ram air filter and miltek exhaust. With being really light weight car it just flies. Neither are mapped but both have easy and good pull in any gear which of course I am going to compare to. I am going to hopefully get to test drive more 2.7's to compare too. Thanks in advance. Wendy
  3. Wendy

    What colour is your Zed...?

    Azure Blue
  4. And slowly......Cheeky bugger !!!! :-)
  5. Tell me about it. !!!! Mine was on the Passenger side, not sure for the new MOT system, but the old one, I believe it is ok if not blocking drivers vision. I had a crack in my windscreen early January, it was only fixed on 23rd May !!!!!!! I too paid my excess in January !!!!!!!!! Grgh ! The fix also came after after my Europe Road Trip to Monaco in early May. Worst was, Autoglass booked the job four times !! A tad frustrating. All done now, hope you get yours fixed soon.
  6. Andy hi, I can still make the Daytime. You have crossed me off completly !!!! Wendy
  7. I went to this in my VR6 Corrado. Bizzarely they parked us up initially right outside Ikea, we got there about 7.50am, but being a Classic !!! We moved to the Classic displays in the centre - by Primark. Brilliant show, been a few times now, I think its great this is held for Free too. Wandered along to Ikea much later, probably around 5pm but no 350's, so presume you had all left. You so must get the Parade Lap organised next time, it is just brilliant fun, I have done that a few times now too. Annoyingly there were a few slower cars infront of us, so I had to keep holding back, before I could let loose and have some fun in the chicanes. I am reckoning this is worth a visit over 2 days next year, I never get round it all and watch all the track action in one day.
  8. Oh I don't know. It's such a mindfield and so many good and bad pointers, advice etc. For now I am just looking on Piston Heads and seeing what I like. I have wanted a 911 for ever, and think i should perhaps scratch that itch.....but then I adore the looks of the Cayman and been mid engined etc, I know its a better drivers car. Plus I want to be able to afford to own it and run it So far I have noted a :- Cayman 2.7, 2007, 2 owners with 73k. I know folk always go on about the bigger engine model, but not understanding totally why...other than its bigger and more bhp. But how much do I really need ? Then a 2003, 996 Carrera 2 Tiptronic Auto with 79k. Not sure about the auto bit and slightly wary of the 996 problems, thinking a 997 is a safer bet. Cayman 3.4 2006 with 66K 4 owners I think i will end up going for something I like the look of and then working backwards in the spec. Fewer owners is quite an issue for me, too many have had masses of owners as then its servicing history is usually with the same one or two garages too. I need to find someone with some Porsche knowledge to come out with me too, plus do more studying !!!
  9. Andy hi, Huge apologies to mess you around. I am not able to make the dinner which I had reserved. I don't believe numbers have yet been handed over for the dinners as yet. However if deposits have been paid, naturally i will reimburse you. I will still be along for the daytime meet though. Thanks and apologies again. Wendy
  10. Sorry, been really slack and not on the forum for a while. I can't make this either, sorry. Wanting to go to a Porsche meet in Bibury. !!!!! For my next car.... Yes, selling the 350.
  11. Can I have a Porsche 911 GT3 then please. Don't bring food, no one will want lunch. . Surely you don't really need to being anything. Just organising this is enough.
  12. Although a preferred coffee drinker, tea actually would be best. Chocolate is not in the treat. Cream is !!!
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